ContempoRelic Festival 2nd-5th July 2015

0 Posted by - June 30, 2015 - PAST FESTIVALS

ContempoRelic Festival July 2015:
A new encounter of ancient and traditional Eastern and Western music

http://www.eventbrite.com/o/iklectikartlab-8253071914?s=40047503

 

Thursday

8pm-22.30pm – £7/£5 (concessions)

– Ghazal Mosadeq , Veria Amiri
(Iranian poet & Serat player)

Ghazal Mosadeq has won the Bayhaqi Short Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Khorshid Poetry Prize. Her poems and short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines in Iran, Canada, the UK, Portugal, and Greece. She also writes poetry for musical compositions and is a Ph.D. student in the department of English and humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Veria Amiri – He has been playing setar (an Iranian lute) since early ages and he has studied it under great maestros such as: Jalal Zolfonoon, Kayvan Saket and Hossein Alizadeh.
He has been playing Tar (another type of lute from setar family) since 2000. He has studied tar under musicians such as: Sahba Motallebi, Jamal Samavati, Behrouz hemmati and Maestro Hossein Alizadeh.
He is also the founder and the head of a private music school (Sornai) which is a school for Iranian traditional music instruments.

-Tsivi Sharett – Piano, Huw V Williams – Double Bass, Francesco Lannuzzelli- Oud

A journey through the Middle East in a pocket of an hour! We will play some original compositions alongside traditional tunes.

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Friday

8.30pm-10.30 pm – £7/£5 (concessions)

– Monooka & Csergö Banda –

Csergo Banda play traditional music from Transylvania, where the mix of Hungarian, Romanian and Gypsy Romany rhythms and melodies intertwine and borders fade. Band members are: Ashanta Csergo (violin) regularly visit leading Gypsy musicians in the remote villages of Transylvania to learn this ancient and beautiful music directly from its source; Levente (double bass) and Rudi (viola bratcha) are two amazing gypsy musicians from Transylvania. Along with the band will hear the beautiful and magical voice of Monooka aka Monica Lucia Madas a Transylvanian born singer who will compliment the authenticity of the sound and add some dancing moves that will spring up the spirits.

http://www.monooka.com/

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Saturday

Day ticket £18 (£14 concessions)
1 Ticket £7 / £5 (concessions)

6pm-7.30pm

-Yijia Zhang & Tomoyo Maruyama –

Traditional Asian music (Chinese & Japanese) with classical instrumentation (Violin & piano)

8pm-9.15 pm

-Ansuman Biswas – Percussion

Ansuman Biswas was born in Calcutta and trained in the UK. He is an artist with an international practice encompassing music, film, live art, installation, writing and theatre. He has worked as a composer and musician in a wide range of contexts from jazz to Indian Classical music, pop songs to industrial noise. He has been commissioned by the Sonic Arts Network, the National Theatre, the Royal Ballet, the English National Opera and Guangdong Modern Dance Company in China as well as numerous other ensembles, film makers, theatre and dance companies.

http://www.ansuman.com/

10pm-23.30 pm

-Yair Avidor – Lute

Yair Avidor plays Italian and French 17th century music for the theorbo, a large lute of the period with deep bass strings. Music to include pieces by Kapsberger and Robert de Visee.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMR8g4_aZ3k

http://www.lutenist.co.uk/

00am-2am

-Seeds of Creation-

Legendary Seddik Zebiri, from Algeria and his multicultural band, Seeds of Creation, play an intriguing blend of traditional Berber music with reggae, Jazz and raw Psychadelic sounds that will transport you from the East-end of London deep into the heart of the Sahara.

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Sunday

Day ticket £12 / £9 (concessions)
1 Ticket £7 / £5 (concessions)

4pm-6.00pm

-Anonymo Ensemble-

-Jo Quail, Spyros Giasafakis and Evi Stergiou –

Performing music inspired by the moment, composed and performed using ancient Greek instruments and electric cello. Each concert is unique; the pieces are largely improvised, the instruments blend and entwine and the music is rich and unbridled.

http://www.joquail.co.uk/
http://www.daemonianymphe.com/

7pm-9pm

-Jazz Thali-

Jazz Thali is a London based jazz/traditional/fusion instrumental quartet interpreting musical pieces from retro Bollywood and from Hindu tradition, from Greek ‘rembetiko’ music, gypsy riffs and jazz tunes. The band has developed a unique multicultural music style, completing the missing links between Eastern and Western traditions and orchestrations. Extending the techniques of their instruments (tablas, saxophone, bouzouki, chord organ & double bass), Jazz Τhali produce sounds that resemble both native styles from older traditions as well as contemporary music styles in an amusing and playful manner.

https://jazzthali.wordpress.com/
Thursday

8pm-22.30pm – £7/£5 (concessions)

– Ghazal Mosadeq , Veria Amiri
(Iranian poet & Serat player)

Ghazal Mosadeq has won the Bayhaqi Short Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Khorshid Poetry Prize. Her poems and short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines in Iran, Canada, the UK, Portugal, and Greece. She also writes poetry for musical compositions and is a Ph.D. student in the department of English and humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Veria Amiri – He has been playing setar (an Iranian lute) since early ages and he has studied it under great maestros such as: Jalal Zolfonoon, Kayvan Saket and Hossein Alizadeh.
He has been playing Tar (another type of lute from setar family) since 2000. He has studied tar under musicians such as: Sahba Motallebi, Jamal Samavati, Behrouz hemmati and Maestro Hossein Alizadeh.
He is also the founder and the head of a private music school (Sornai) which is a school for Iranian traditional music instruments.

-Tsivi Sharett – Piano, Huw V Williams – Double Bass, Francesco Lannuzzelli- Oud

A journey through the Middle East in a pocket of an hour! We will play some original compositions alongside traditional tunes.

————————–————————–————————–

Friday

8.30pm-10.30 pm – £7/£5 (concessions)

– Monooka & Csergö Banda –

Csergo Banda play traditional music from Transylvania, where the mix of Hungarian, Romanian and Gypsy Romany rhythms and melodies intertwine and borders fade. Band members are: Ashanta Csergo (violin) regularly visit leading Gypsy musicians in the remote villages of Transylvania to learn this ancient and beautiful music directly from its source; Levente (double bass) and Rudi (viola bratcha) are two amazing gypsy musicians from Transylvania. Along with the band will hear the beautiful and magical voice of Monooka aka Monica Lucia Madas a Transylvanian born singer who will compliment the authenticity of the sound and add some dancing moves that will spring up the spirits.

http://www.monooka.com/

————————–————————–————————–

Saturday

Day ticket £18 (£14 concessions)
1 Ticket £7 / £5 (concessions)

6pm-7.30pm

-Yijia Zhang & Tomoyo Maruyama –

Traditional Asian music (Chinese & Japanese) with classical instrumentation (Violin & piano)

8pm-9.15 pm

-Ansuman Biswas – Percussion

Ansuman Biswas was born in Calcutta and trained in the UK. He is an artist with an international practice encompassing music, film, live art, installation, writing and theatre. He has worked as a composer and musician in a wide range of contexts from jazz to Indian Classical music, pop songs to industrial noise. He has been commissioned by the Sonic Arts Network, the National Theatre, the Royal Ballet, the English National Opera and Guangdong Modern Dance Company in China as well as numerous other ensembles, film makers, theatre and dance companies.

http://www.ansuman.com/

10pm-23.30 pm

-Yair Avidor – Lute

Yair Avidor plays Italian and French 17th century music for the theorbo, a large lute of the period with deep bass strings. Music to include pieces by Kapsberger and Robert de Visee.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMR8g4_aZ3k

http://www.lutenist.co.uk/

00am-2am

-Seeds of Creation-

Legendary Seddik Zebiri, from Algeria and his multicultural band, Seeds of Creation, play an intriguing blend of traditional Berber music with reggae, Jazz and raw Psychadelic sounds that will transport you from the East-end of London deep into the heart of the Sahara.

————————–————————–————————–

Sunday

Day ticket £12 / £9 (concessions)
1 Ticket £7 / £5 (concessions)

4pm-6.00pm

-Anonymo Ensemble-

-Jo Quail, Spyros Giasafakis and Evi Stergiou –

Performing music inspired by the moment, composed and performed using ancient Greek instruments and electric cello. Each concert is unique; the pieces are largely improvised, the instruments blend and entwine and the music is rich and unbridled.

http://www.joquail.co.uk/
http://www.daemonianymphe.com/

7pm-9pm

-Jazz Thali-

Jazz Thali is a London based jazz/traditional/fusion instrumental quartet interpreting musical pieces from retro Bollywood and from Hindu tradition, from Greek ‘rembetiko’ music, gypsy riffs and jazz tunes. The band has developed a unique multicultural music style, completing the missing links between Eastern and Western traditions and orchestrations. Extending the techniques of their instruments (tablas, saxophone, bouzouki, chord organ & double bass), Jazz Τhali produce sounds that resemble both native styles from older traditions as well as contemporary music styles in an amusing and playful manner.

https://jazzthali.wordpress.com/